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University of Texas, El Paso

Type of school: Public institution
Year founded: 1913
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 16,793
Environment: Urban
Endowment: N/A
Admissions Address

500 W. University Avenue
El Paso, TX 79968



Admissions E-mail



Selectivity: Less Selective
Send application by: July 31
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Gustavo Monzon, Int. Dir.
Admissions office telephone: (915) 747-5890
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: July 31
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: Contact school for details
Early decision
Not offered
Early action
Send application by: N/A
Decision sent by: N/A
Application fee: N/A
Is the fee refundable? N/A
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? No
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
https://www.applytexas.org/adappc/commonapp.WBX Tuition deposit: N/A
Room deposit: $200 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 4
Science N/A 3
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A 2
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 22

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: N/A
Off-campus interview: N/A
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: July 31
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: N/A
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: N/A
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: N/A
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Not considered
Recommendation: Considered
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Considered
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Considered
First generation: N/A
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Not considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: N/A
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: Less Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 99%
Early-decision acceptance rate: N/A
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 99%
Total applicants: 5,507
Total acceptances: 5,459
Total freshman enrollment: 2,436
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: N/A
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision is not available for graphing.

Male applicants: 2,655
Male acceptances: 2,632
Male freshman enrollment: 1,199
Female applicants: 2,852
Female acceptances: 2,827
Female freshman enrollment: 1,237
Students that applied here may also have applied to: N/A
Out-of-state freshmen: 2%
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: N/A
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: N/A
Students enrolled from waiting list: N/A

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Class rank (top 10, 25, 50) data not available for graphing.
Top 10 percent of high school class: 17%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 50 percent of high school class: N/A
First-year students submitting high school class standing: N/A
Average high school GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting GPA: N/A
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 75%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: N/A
Math: 400 – 520
Combined: –

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 N/A 0.3%
600-699 N/A 6.1%
500-599 N/A 27.4%
400-499 N/A 44.4%
300-399 N/A 20.2%
200-299 N/A 1.9%

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 22%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 14 – 20
Math: 16 – 21
Composite: 16 – 21

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 0.7% 0.9% 0.9%
24-29 9.0% 9.2% 11.4%
18-23 46.1% 33.8% 43.0%
12-17 41.3% 40.8% 44.5%
6-11 2.9% 14.7% 0.3%
Below 6 0.0% 0.9% 0.0%


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